Originally Posted by MrG
I was one of the people who was really into a lot of those classic rock bands in high school,
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but I don't have nearly the same affinity for them now that I'm older. That's not to say there aren't profoundly talented, influential bands among them; I just don't get into most of them like I once did.
That said, my favorite band from that era is Lynyrd Skynyrd (though I know they were a little later than the halcyon days of the bands most people are referencing). They're probably the only band from the classic rock era that I like as much now as I did when I was younger. I think they end up unfairly excluded from a lot of conversation because it's easy to pigeonhole them into a "PLAAAYYY FREEEEEBIIIIIIRD" stereotype, but that underestimates how awesome they were.
I'm also generally still a pretty big Stones fan. To me, there are Beatles people and there are Stones people. You can like both, but never equally. I'm definitely a Stones fan.
And Neil Young sucks.
1. you are not supposed to get less cool as you get older.
2. people who pigeonhole LS are morons. its a shame about the crash, they had so much more great music to make. free bird is a great song, but not my favorite from them. i can listen to their albums cover to cover, over and over.
3. im not sure about that last bit, i do like both the stones and the beatles a whole hell of a lot. i do have more beatles albums than stones albums, but id be hard pressed to say i like the beatles better per say.
4. i like a few of NYs songs on his own, but that is about it.